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Libraries School Holiday Program (Kids & Adults)

  • School Holidays
5th Jan 2021 - 23rd Jan 2021

Download the School Holiday Program brochure here

Book an event here

Crazy Hat Day
Suitable for all ages
Drop in any time, use your imagination and make a crazy hat using our craft supplies.
Adult supervision required.
Tuesday 5 January
All Day
Goolwa & Strathalbyn Libraries
11 Cadell Street, Goolwa
1 Colman Terrace, Strathalbyn
FREE | No Bookings Necessary

Roaming Crochet Café
Suitable for all ages
Lovers and learners of crochet coming together in places across Alexandrina.  No experience necessary. Bring your own hook and yarn. Some materials supplied.  
Our first gathering under colourful umbrellas on Cadell Street will be facilitated by an expert yarn smith.
Thursday 7 January
9am– 12noon
Goolwa Library Courtyard
11 Cadell Street, Goolwa
FREE | No Bookings Necessary
Children 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Enquiries Arts and Cultural Development Officer 8555 7000 or  jaw@alexandrina.sa.gov.au

Sun Catchers
Suitable for ages 5 and above
Create your own design or use one of ours to brighten up your room with a sun catcher.  
Thursday 7 January Strathalbyn Library
Tuesday 19 January Goolwa Library
10 - 11am
11 Cadell Street, Goolwa
1 Colman Terrace, Strathalbyn
FREE | Bookings Essential*


Make It Rain
Suitable for ages 5 and above
Make a rain stick and hear the
sound of rain when you turn it upside down. Decorate your rain stick using our craft supplies.
Tuesday 12 January
10 - 11am
Goolwa & Strathalbyn Libraries
11 Cadell Street, Goolwa
1 Colman Terrace, Strathalbyn
FREE | Bookings Essential*


Life Long Ago
Suitable for ages 4-12 years
Go back millions of years to discover the wonder of dinosaurs. This incursion brings prehistoric life into the library.
In large sandboxes, children will discover and identify fossils from some of the most iconic dinosaurs of the past.
Learn where each dinosaur lived, where they came from, what they ate and much more.
Wednesday 13 January
2pm - 2:45pm
Goolwa Library
11 Cadell Street, Goolwa
FREE | Bookings Essential*

Secret Book Box
Suitable for ages 5 and above
Design and decorate a secret box of treasures. Using recycled books from the library and many of the craft supplies available, decorate your paper mache book box.
Thursday 14 January
10 - 11:00am
Goolwa & Strathalbyn Libraries
11 Cadell Street, Goolwa
1 Colman Terrace, Strathalbyn
FREE | Bookings Essential*

Create Your Own Cartoon Character
- Suitable for ages 7 and under
Enjoy fun games, challenges and laughter while creating your own cartoon character.
No Artistic ability needed for this fun-filled activity.
Tuesday 19 January
1pm-2pm
Strathalbyn Community Centre
1 Colman Terrace, Strathalbyn
FREE | Bookings Essential*


Unfinished Cartoon Masterpieces & Tricks Of The Trade
Suitable for ages 7 and above
Come and learn some tricks of the trade and create your very own cartoon masterpiece.
Tuesday 19 January
2pm-3pm  
Strathalbyn Community Centre
1 Colman Terrace, Strathalbyn
FREE | Bookings Essential*
10 Live Caricatures
Tuesday 19 January
3pm-4pm
Attendance at one of the two cartoon workshops above will give you a chance
of having your name drawn as a winner of the live caricature sittings. Good Luck!

Adult Programs

Meet the Author: Pip Williams
In 1901 the word bondmaid was discovered missing from the Oxford English Dictionary. This is the story of the girl who stole it.
Set when the women’s suffrage movement was at its height and the Great War loomed, The Dictionary of Lost Words reveals a lost narrative,
hidden between the lines of a history written by men. Pip Williams combines her talent for historical research with beautiful storytelling.
She has delved into the archives of the Oxford English Dictionary and found a tale of missing words and the lives of women lived between the lines.
Saturday 23 January 2-4 pm (Doors open at 1.30 pm)
Goolwa Library, 11 Cadell Street, Goolwa
FREE | Bookings essential: www. alexandrina.sa.gov.au/libraryevents
Books available for sale courtesy of South Seas Books